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Customs (Certificates Of Clearance) Amendment Rules 2017

Pursuant to section 288(1)(c) and 288(12) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the chief executive hereby makes the following amendment rules prescribing the forms of certificates of clearance to be issued.


1. Title, Commencement, and Purpose


  1. These rules may be cited as the Customs (Certificates of Clearance) Amendment Rules 2017.
  2. These rules shall come into force on 30 November 2017.
  3. These rules shall apply for the purposes of inserting a new prescribed form in the Principal Rules.


2. Interpretation

In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:

  1. The term “the Act” means the Customs and Excise Act 1996.
  2. Any terms used in these rules which are defined in Section 2 of the Act shall have the meanings given to them by that section.
  3. The term “the Principal Rules” means the Customs (Certificates of Clearance) Rules 2004.

3. Principal Rules Amended

  1. Rule 3(1) is amended as follows:
    1. the following is inserted in its appropriate alphabetical order: “Trade Single Window” means a computer system that forms part of the JBMS.
  2. Rule 4 is amended by inserting the following after rule 4(c):
    1. In Form C3C for ships or boats (other than small craft) following the delivery of an advance notice of departure to Customs via the Trade Single Window.

4. Rules to Continue in Force

The Principal Rules to continue in force except to the extent they are amended by these Rules.


Rule 4(d)

Form C3C

Certificate of Clearance (Ships and boats other than small craft)

Dated at Wellington this 25th day of October 2017.

CAROLYN TREMAIN, Comptroller of Customs.

Notice Under Section 288(7) of the Act

Copies of these rules are available for inspection on the Customs Service website at or at any of the following Customs Offices:

Auckland – The Customhouse, 50 Anzac Avenue, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010

Wellington – The Customhouse, 1 Hinemoa Street, Harbour Quays, Wellington

Christchurch – The Customhouse, 6 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053

Dunedin – The Customhouse, 32 Portsmouth Drive, South Dunedin, Dunedin 9012

Copies of these rules may be purchased from the New Zealand Customs Service, Private Bag 1928, Dunedin 9054.